Italian Recipes (Most Popular)
Good for a light vegan lunch, stacks of broiled eggplant and tomatoes, basil and vegan parmesan get just a sprinkle of salt and pepper before being finished with balsamic and served warm. Makes a good appetizer too, just portion one stack per person instead of 6!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
I adapted this recipe from Fat Free Vegan Susan Voisin after craving artichoke heart pasta for weeks. I love the mixture of the artichokes, basil and spinach (my addition) in the sauce, and I pepped it up a bit with some fresh garlic scapes and coarse-ground black pepper. Of course, if you aren't GF, use whatever short-cut pasta you have on hand. I reccommend something with nooks and crannies for this though.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
Pretty much our whole garden and fridge stock goes into this hearty, wholesome minestrone-esque bowl: eggplant, zucchini, onions, tomatoes and herbs came straight from the backyard, while organic (and local) kale, garlic, carrots, leeks, cauliflower and tofu flesh out the rest of the broth. A Parmesan rind adds richness, while whole grain pasta lends a homey, stick to your ribs touch. Comfort in a bowl!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
My Italian stepfamily doesn't cook much, and one of the things they always lament is good, fluffy gnocchi. This is way better than anything you'll find in the store! The secret is adding a mixture of potato starch and baking powder - one binds without making the works "doughy" and tough, while the other ensures they puff with the heat of boiling water or a sizzling pan. Makes a lot, but freezes like a dream!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This vegan biscotti is not lacking in caramel flavour at all - a full 3/4 cup of vegan caramel sauce sweetens the Kamut flour dough, while flaxseeds add a touch of extra binding power. Topped with slivered almonds they're a great addition to a mug of dark roast coffee.Submitted by JO_JO_BA
Adapted from Darryl Koster of Buster Rhino's BBQ in Whitby, ON, who writes: "I knew that the Brisket was going to make a huge difference in the flavour of the lasagne as it is a very smoky product that would go wonderfully with the cheese". Good call, Darryl!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
Imported, 70% Amedei chocolate wrapped in luxuriously creamy peanut butter cookie dough then gets enveloped in a chocolate - espresso cookie wrapper before being baked. It takes some time, and a little effort, but it's worth it! The resulting treat is nothing short of decadent, and insanely rich... tread lightly!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This pasta and spinach roll is very popular in Tuscany due to the high quality of ricotta they produce. Making the rich, eggy pasta by hand is worth the effort here - the store-bought sheets cannot do this filling justice. You can comprimise by using store-bought pasta sauce for topping it, though, if you wish.
*Note* you will need a large pot and cheesecloth for this recipe.
A great way to use up leftover canned pumpkin, this freezes very well and adds a delicious Autumn feel to any pasta you like: tortellini, ravioli or even cannelloni! If you are freezing this, stick it in a big Ziploc so that when you thaw it for use, just snip a corner and it's a pre-made piping bag!Submitted by JO_JO_BA
This is a very finicky pasta, made with 4 different flours and beet juice, but the flavour and colour contrast with the herbed ricotta and pumpkin filling is so divine it's worth the effort! I would portion about 8-10 squares per person as a side dish, if you can stop yourself at that! The resting time is important with the dough too (and it will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days well wrapped), and the filling can be made ahead and frozen also.
Makes 100 Ravioli, 10 servings total.
This rustic bread is one of the signature breads at Royal Crown Bakery in Brooklyn and is shaped in the round. This bread also starts out as a really wet dough, around 73% when all is said and done. It takes almost two full days to make the bread, so you have to start the night before with a pre-ferment. After letting the pre-ferment get all bubbly and sour, you combine the ingredients and have what amounts to dough soup.Submitted by JO_JO_BA